On February 1, 2019, less than five months after India’s Supreme Court overturned Section 377 and decriminalised gay sex, audiences will see Sonam Kapoor fall in love with a woman. Her Punjabi family repeatedly attempts to find a man for her character, Sweety Chaudhary, but she declines all suitors because she’s secretly in love with Kuku, played by Regina Cassandra. Without spoiling too much, Sweety eventually comes out to her family and seeks their acceptance over the course of several heart-rending scenes.
The film, which has the same name as Anil Kapoor’s song from the 1994 blockbuster 1942: A Love Story, and also features Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla, will mark the first time that the Slumdog Millionaire star has appeared on screen with his daughter.
In an interview with Latestly, Sonam Kapoor explained that after years as an A-list actress, she chose this film to be the first she’s starred in alongside her dad because of its story.“I was very sceptical [of being in] a film with my father,” she said. “We have been approached for films several times,” she said.